problem with new symbols

   great! a quick one then: how would you then do to have a

    > marker symbols where some part of the polygon is not
    > attached to the rest (a vertical line plus an ellipse for
    > example). I could do that using two different markers and
    > plotting them one after the other, but is there a simpler
    > way? thanks Eric

Just use the brute force approach for now, and when I get some time
I'll look into generalizing this for general paths.